Here I go again, trying to eat healthy on the run. I’m crossing the ocean with only a carry-on because the airline wants to charge me $40 to check a bag. I’ll show them by hitting the grocery store and buying $14 sunscreen and at least $75 in various other sundries and snacks. Take that United Airlines! Look who’s laughing now!
But I digress.
In the face of gloomy cold winter, I am declaring this to be Tropic Thunder Week! Expect to see high glycemic deliciousness with a sprinkling of toasted coconut flakes. How can I eat healthy while traveling? I screwed the pooch here on a cruise, did okay here visiting family and pretty well here in the Bachelor Pad as single male relatives = I’m 100% in charge of food. This time around, I’m planning ahead. While my ability to cook, blend or even store perishable food will be limited, I have a game plan.
- I have mapquested and Googled every grocery store within a 50 mile radius.
- I have checked out restaurant menus online to pinpoint healthy options.
- I have packed along my stainless steel water bottle, nuts and veggies for the plane.
- I have packed my green tea, stevia, flaxmeal and a bit of protein powder for the rest of the trip.
- I have immersed myself in self-tanner. I’m now ready to get my Longboard action on.
I have learned my lesson. I’m bound and determined to have a great trip – lots of recreational activity and sane, pleasurable eating.
Turn an old cassette tape case into a mini storage container for your purse. Wait…do any of you even know what a cassette tape is? Excuse me while I lather on another layer of wrinkle cream. Wear sunscreen people.
Cute storage should prevent packages spilling white powder in your bag or backpack.
Splenda and regular iodized salt are not the best choices, but this is an In Case of Emergency purse stash. Let’s see, what shall I do with old vinyls of Depeche Mode and Grease? Turn them into dehydrator trays or serving bowls?
Or get one of these cute mini tins from the California Almond Board. $2 plus shipping. They hold 1 oz, about 22 almonds.
Do you have any on the go tricks? I know Deb has an assortment of fabulous coolers to stash smoothies in the car.